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oinochoe

Name (wine can) for a ceramic vessel with a handle and a cloverleaf-shaped and also round opening. In such cans were in antiqueGreece Wine from the crater poured. Other liquids, such as anointing oil, were also kept in it. There were different variants such as Chous (also Chus from "pour", in the picture 370/360 BC) and Olpe (vessel, in the picture 550-530 BC). The Chous was the unit of measure (3.28 liters) for participants of drinking drinks. Such vessels are on numerous illustrations of the wine god Dionysos and the satyrs to find. See also under kantharos. drinking culture and wine vessels,

Oinochoe, Chpus (Chus), Olpe, crater

Oinochoe: From Jastrow , Public Domain, Link
Chous: By Felton Painter - Jastrow , Public Domain, Link
Olpe: From Amasis - Jastrow , public domain, link
Crater: From User: Bibi Saint-Pol , Public Domain, Link

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